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The Five Big Questions That Still Stump Science

February 12, 2014

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The Washington Post, in an article yesterday titled “Five Big Questions Still Stump Science,” gets Life in the Boomer Lane’s undivided attention from the get-go, by asking: “Are we nearing the end of science?” LBL has been patiently waiting for the demise of science ever since she realized that science was something that was made […]

The Case Against Science

July 31, 2013

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Kentucky, home of The Creation Museum, has now become a hotbed of controversy over the issue of teaching science to children. While some people (and you know who you are) may still believe that the world is flat and bloodletting the preferred way to cure what ails you, the US government is attempting to get […]

Unicorns, Starvation, and Sparkly Fairy Dust

December 3, 2012

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  In an announcement Friday, the North Korean state news agency reported that archaeologists recently reconfirmed the discovery of the lair of a unicorn once ridden by an ancient Korean king.  According to the Korean Central News Agency, the discovery was made about 219 yards from the Yongmyong Temple in Pyongyang. A rock that sits in […]

Exciting News for Boomers and Obese Rodents

November 7, 2011

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Aside from learning the real words to “Louie Louie,” Boomers have wanted one thing more than anything else: a reversal of the aging process.  It now appears that researchers at the Mayo Clinic might have provided just that ticket. Boomers have long wondered what makes people age, aside from stress from both their teenagers and […]

That’s not my purse. It’s my kidney.

March 28, 2011

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In an attempt to add body snatching to the list of endangered job descriptions, scientists are perfecting ways to grow organs (the kind usually found inside the body) in a lab.  These “bioartificial” organs are identical to the ones produced when your father grabbed his crotch one day and whispered sweet nothings into your mother’s […]

Time Travel Without Frequent Flyer Miles

July 9, 2010

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On Tuesday night, there was an installment of a special series called “Through the Wormhole” on the Science Channel, hosted by Morgan Freeman, which is the only reason I watched it. I don’t like Science. Worse, science doesn’t like me, and is constantly foiling my attempts to do things like live in this century. But […]

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